Selected Articles by GISME Faculty


John Hasnas, "Ten Questions about Democracy" 18 Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy 

John Hasnas, "Two Conceptions of Rights: Twenty-Five Years Later" Northwestern University Law Review Blog

Jason Brennan, Christopher Surprenant, and Eric Winsberg, “How Government Leaders Violated Their Epistemic Duties During the SARS-CoV-2-Crisis,” Kennedy Institute of Ethics     Journal (2020)

Jason Brennan, “Democracy as Uninformed Non-Consent” Journal of Applied Philosophy 36: 205-211. (2020)

Jason Brennan, “Gen Eds; Sucker U” in Bob Fischer, ed, College Ethics (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020).

Jason Brennan,  “Does Public Reason Liberalism Rest on a Mistake? Democracy’s Doxastic and Epistemic Problems,” in Michael Hannon and Elizabeth Edenberg, eds. Political        Epistemology. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020).

Jason Brennan,  “How Market Society Affects Character,” in Juergen von Hagen, ed. Markets and Virtues (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlaganstalt, 2020).

Ben Bronner, “Lethal Organ Donation” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 44:4 (August 2019).

Luke Semrau and Christopher Woodard, “Taking Utilitarianism Seriously” Journal of Value Inquiry 1:6  (forthcoming).

Luke Semrau and Andrew Forcehimes, “Relationship Sensitive Consequentialism is Regrettable in Advance” Social Theory and Practice (forthcoming).

Michael Douma, “Two Early Dutch Translations of the U.S. Constitution: Public Meaning in a Transnational Contract” Law and History Review 37:3 (July 2019).


John Hasnas, "The Corruption of the Rule of Law," 35 Social Philosophy and Policy 12

John Hasnas, "The Real Menace of the Responsibility Surplus," Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy

Jason Brennan, "Giving Epistocracy a Fair Hearing," Inquiry.

Jason Brennan, "Should Employers Pay a Living wage?" Journal of Business Ethics, 157: 15-26. 

Jason Brennan, "Democracy as Uninformed Non-Consent," Journal of Applied Philosophy 36: 205-211. 

Jason Brennan and David Schmidtz, “Commerce and Progress” in David Schmidtz, Cathleen Johnson, and Robert Lusch, eds., Commercial Society: A Primer on Ethics and   Economics (Boulder: Rowman and Littlefield, 2019).

Jason Brennan, “Moral Parity between State and Non-State Actors,” in Gary Chartier and Chad van Schoedlandt, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Anarchy. (New York: Routledge    Press, 2019).

Luke Semrau, "When the Patina of Empirical Respectability Wears Off: Kidney Sales and Motivational Crowding," Ethical Theory and Moral Practice

Luke Semrau, "Understanding Choice, Pressure, and Kidney Sales," Journal of Medical Ethics 

Ben Bronner, "Lethal organ donation: Would the doctor intend the donor's death?" Journal of Medicine and Philosophy

William English and Benjamin Barber, "The origin of wealth matters: Equity norms trump equality norms in the ultimatum game with earned endowments" Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 158 (February 2019), 33-43. 



John Hasnas"The Quest for a Diverse Faculty: Theory and Practice" 17 Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy 753 (2018)

John Hasnas, Clockwork Corporations: A Valiant Attempt to Do the Impossible" 103 Iowa Law Review Online 28 (2018)

John Hasnas, "Corporations and Voting: A Response to Kenneth Silver" 6 Business Ethics Journal Review 36 (2018),

John Hasnas, "Freedom of Expression at the Private University,"  in The Value and Limits of Academic Speech, Routledge (2018)

John Hasnas "Should Corporations Have the Right to Vote? A Paradox in the Theory of Corporate Moral Agency," Journal of Business Ethics 150 (2018), 657-670.

Jason Brennan, "Libertarianism After Nozick," Philosophy CompassOnline first.

Jason Brennan, "Does The Demographic Objection to Epistocracy Succeed?" Res Publica 24 (2018), 53-71.

Jason Brennan, "A Libertarian Case for Mandatory Vaccinations," Journal of Medical Ethics 44 (2018), 37-43.

Jason Brennan, "Estimating the Cost of Adjunct Justice: A Case Study in University Business Ethics," The Journal of Business Ethics 148 (2018), 155-168. (with Phil Magness)

Jason Brennan "Private Governance and the Three Biases of Political Philosophy," Review of Austrian Economics 31:2 (2018), 235-243.

Jason Brennan, "The Ethics Project: Teaching Business Ethics through Student-Centered Entrepreneurial Action" Journal of Business Ethics Education 15: 285-302. 

Jason Brennan and Peter Jaworski, "Come On, Come On, Love Me for the Money," Business Ethics Review Journal 6: 30-35. 

Michael J. Douma [with Anders Bo Ramussen and Robert O. Faith], "The Impressment of Foreign-born Soldiers in the Union Army' Journal of American Ethnic History

Michael J. Douma, "Why Historians have Failed to Recognize Mises’s Theory and History," Review of Austrian Economics 30:2 (2018), 1-14.

Thomas Mulligan, "Plural Voting for the Twenty-first Century," Philosophical Quarterly 68: 286-306.


John Hasnas, "Does Corporate Moral Agency Entail Corporate Freedom of Speech?Social Theory and Practice 43 (2017), 589-612.

John Hasnas, "Reflections on Prince, Public Welfare Offenses, American Cyanamid, and the Wisdom of the Common LawCriminal Law and Philosophy (2017), DOI 10.1007/s11572-017-9433-x

John Hasnas, "The Problem of Punishment" in Chris Surprenant, ed. Rethinking Punishment in the Era of Mass Incarceration (Routledge, 2017).

John Hasnas, "The Phantom Menace of the Responsibility Deficit" in Eric Orts and N. Craig Smith, eds. The Moral Responsibility of Firms (Oxford University Press, 2017).

Jason Brennan and Peter Jaworski, "If You Can Reply for Money, You Can Reply for Free," Journal of Value Inquiry 51 (2017), 655-661. 

Jason Brennan, "Should Employers Pay a Living Wage?," Journal of Business Ethics (2017). Online first.

Jason Brennan, "Propaganda about Propaganda," Critical Review 29 (2017), 34-48.

Jason Brennan, "On Competition in Utopian Capitalism," Moral Philosophy and Politics 4:1 (2017)

Jason Brennan, "Consequences Matter More: In Defense of Instrumentalism about Private versus Public Prisons," Criminal Law and Philosophy 11 (2017), 801-815.

William English, "Paying People to Make Healthy Choices," eLS (2017)

William English, "Varieties of Citizenship and the Moral Foundations of Politics" in David Thunder, ed. The Ethics of Citizenship in the 21st Century (Springer International Publishing, 2017), 13-26.

Peter Jaworksi, "Me and Mine," Philosophical Studies 175 (2017), 1-22. (with David Shoemaker)

Peter Jaworski, "What Can Be for Sale?" in Jason Brennan, Bas van der Vossen, and David Schmidtz, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism (Routledge, 2017).

Peter Jaworski, "To Inspect and Make Safe: On the Morally Responsible Liability of Property Owners," Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 17:4 (2014), 697-709. (with David Faraci)

Michael J. Douma, "How the First Ten Amendments became the Bill of Rights," Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy 15:2. 

Michael J. Douma, "A Dutch Confederate: Charles Liernur Defends Slavery in America," BMGN: Low Countries Historical Review 132-2 (2017), 27-50. 

Michael J. Douma, "McCloskey and the Dutch: Capitalist Rhetoric and the Economic History of Holland," Journal of Private Enterprise 32.4 (2017), 49-57.

Thomas Mulligan, Uncertainty in Hiring Does Not Justify Affirmative Action" Philosophia 45: 1299-1311

Thomas Mulligan, What's Wrong with Libertarianism: A Meritocratic Diagnosis" in The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism, eds. J. Brennan, D. Schmidtz, and B. van der Vossen, 77-91.  New York: Routledge

Justin Tosi, “Rethinking the Principle of Fair Play,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (forthcoming).

Justin Tosi, “A Fair Play Account of Legitimate Political Authority,” Legal Theory 23:1, 2017, pp. 55-67.

Justin Tosi, “Playing Fair and Following the Rules,” Journal of Moral Philosophy 14:2, 2017, pp. 134-141.

Justin Tosi, “The Possibility of a Fair Play Account of Legitimacy,” Ratio 30:1, 2017, pp. 88-99.


John Hasnas, "Some Noodging about Nudging: Four Questions about Libertarian Paternalism," Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy (2016)

Jason Brennan, "Are Adjuncts Exploited?: Some Grounds for Skepticism,The Journal of Business Ethics (2016). Online first. (with Phil Magness) 

Jason Brennan and Peter Jaworski, "Klotzes and Glotzes,  Semiotics and Embodying Normative Stances," Business Ethics Journal Review 4 (2016), 7-14.

Jason Brennan and Peter Jaworski, "I'll Pay You Ten Bucks Not to Murder Me," Business Ethics Journal Review  4:9 (2016), 53-58. 

William English, "The 'Logic of Gift': Inspiring Behavior in Organizations Beyond the Limits of Duty and Exchange," Business Ethics Quarterly 26:2 (2016), 159-180. (with Tomás Baviera and Manuel Guillén)

William English, "Two Cheers for Nudging," The Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy 14 (2016), 8

Peter Jaworski, "Progressivism for Me, but Not for Thee," University of Pennsylvania Constitutional Law Journal Online (2016). (with Kee En Chong)

Michael J. Douma, "Founding-Era Translations of the United States Constitution," Constitutional Commentary 31.1 (2016), 1-53.  (with Christina Mulligan, Hans Lind, and Brian Patrick Quinn)

Thomas Mulligan, "A Note on the Epistemology of Disagreement and Politics" Political Theory 44: 657-63


Jason Brennan, "Markets without Symbolic Limits," Ethics 125 (2015), 1053-1077.

Jason Brennan and Peter Jaworski, "In Defense of Commodification," Moral Philosophy and Politics 2 (2015), 357-377. 

Jason Brennan, "Community, Diversity, and Equality in G. A. Cohen’s Socialist Ideal," Analyse & Kritik 35 (2015), 113-30.

Jason Brennan and Peter Jaworski, "Market Architecture: It’s the How, Not the What," Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy 15 (2015), 231-250. 

William English, "The Demographic Challenge to Entitlements: A Comment, Criticism, and Caveat" in Peter Augustine Lawler and Marc D. Guerra, eds. Science, Virtue, and the Future of Humanity (Lexington Books, 2015).

Jason Brennan and Peter Jaworski, "If You May do it for Free, You May do it for Money," Cato Unbound (2015). 

Michael J. Douma, "The Lincoln Administration's Negotiations to Colonize African Americans in Dutch Suriname," Civil War History 61.2: 111-137.

Michael J. Douma, "Sorting the Past: The Social Function of Antique Stores as Centers for the Production of Local History," International Journal of Regional and Local History 10.2: 101-119.


John Hasnas, "Lobbying and Self-defense," Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy (2014).

Jason Brennan, "How Smart is Democracy? You Can't Answer that A Priori,Critical Review 26 (2014), 33-58.

Jason Brennan, "Controversial Ethics as a Foundation for Controversial Political Theory," Studies in Emergent Order 7 (2014), 299-306.

William English, "Economic and Ideological Corruptions of the Regulatory State." Society 51:3 (2014), 262-267.

Peter Jaworski, "An Absurd Tax on our Fellow Citizens: The Ethics of Rent-seeking in the Market Failures (or Self-regulation) Approach," Journal of Business Ethics 121:3 (2014), 467-476.

Peter Jaworski, "Blame the Politicians: A Government Failure Approach to Political Ethics." Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy 12 (2014).

Michael J. Douma [with Anders Bo Rasmussen] "The Danish St. Croix Project: Revisiting the Lincoln Colonization Program with Foreign-Language Sources," American Nineteenth Century History 15.3: 311-342.

Michael J. Douma, "Tulip Time and the Invention of a New Dutch American Identity," American Studies 53.1: 149-167.

Michael J. Douma, "Rediscovering Van Raalte's Church History: Historical Consciousness at the Birth of Dutch American Religion," Calvin Theological Journal 49.1:


John Hasnas, "Whither Stakeholder Theory?: A Guide for the Perplexed Revisited," Journal of Business Ethics 112 (2013), 47-47.

John Hasnas, "Teaching Business Ethics: The Principles Approach," Journal of Business Ethics Education 10 (2013), 275-304.

John Hasnas, "A Context for Evaluating Department of Justice Policy on the Prosecution of Business Organizations: Is the Department of Justice Playing in the Right Ballpark?,American Criminal Law Review (2013)

John Hasnas, "Is There a Duty to Obey the Law?" Social Philosophy and Policy 30 (2013), 450-479.Jason Brennan, "Is Market Society Intrinsically Repugnant?The Journal of Business Ethics 112 (2013), 271-281.

Jason Brennan, "The Right to Good Faith: How Crony Capitalism Delegitimizes the Administrative State," Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy 11 (2013), 313-334.

William English, "Genopolitics and the Science of Genetics," American Political Science Review 107:2 (2013), 382-395. (with Evan Charney)

William English, "Locke, Hegel, and the Economy." Society 50:5 (2013), 468-471.

William English, "Corruption" in Compendium of Global Bioethics (Springer, 2013). (with Jennifer Miller)

Peter Jaworski, "In Defense of Fakes and Artistic Treason: Why Visually-indistinguishable Duplicates are as Good as the Originals," Journal of Value Inquiry 47:4 (2013), 391-405.

Peter Jaworski, "Originalism All the Way Down. Or, the Explosion of Progressivism," Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 26:2 (2013), 313-340.

Peter Jaworski, "Moving Beyond Market Failure: When the Failure is Government's," Business Ethics Journal Review 1:1 (2013), 1-6.


John Hasnas, "Reflections on Corporate Moral Responsibility and the Problem Solving Technique of Alexander the Great,"  Journal of Business Ethics 107:2 (2012), 183-195.

John Hasnas, "Attempt, Preparation, and Harm: The Case of the Jealous Ex-Husband," Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law  9:2 (2012), 761-769.

Jason Brennan, "Political Liberty: Who Needs It?Social Philosophy and Policy 29 (2012), 1-27. Reprinted in Matt Zwolinski, ed., Arguing about Political Philosophy (Routledge, 2014).

Jason Brennan, "Why Liberal States Must Accommodate Tax Resistors," Public Affairs Quarterly 26: 141-160.

Jason Brennan, "For-Profit Business as Civic Virtue," The Journal of Business Ethics 106 (2012), 313-324.

William English, "Candidate Genes and Political Behavior." American Political Science Review 106:1 (2012), 1-34.  (with Evan Charney)

William English, "Demystifying Trust: Experimental Evidence from Thailand and Cambodia," Journal of Theoretical Politics 24:2 (2012), 172-209.


John Hasnas, "Is Moral Imagination the Cure for Misapplied Judicial Empathy?: Bandes, Bastiat, and the Quest for Justice," Washburn Law Review 51 (2011), 25-48.

Jason Brennan, "The Right to a Competent Electorate," Philosophical Quarterly 61 (2011), 700-724.

Jason Brennan, "Condorcet's Jury Theorem and the Optimum Number of Voters," Politics 31:2 (2011), 55-62.